Youth find resources in San Marcos community

By Ross Griffith and Victoria Robinson Stability can be hard to come by for the one in four San Marcos youth living in poverty and the more than 100 children a year housed in an emergency shelter. Eddie Warner, services supervisor at the Greater San Marcos Youth Council, said the…

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What one reporter left Redwood Baptist Church with

Early morning Sundays are quiet times in San Marcos, Texas. The student body of Texas State University usually remains locked away until after noon, and you can pretend for a moment you aren’t in a college town (if you ignore the sprawl of bars and trendy fast food establishments). On…

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VBM partners with Austin American-Statesman and Latina Lista to cover poverty in San Marcos, TX

About Me “Howdy, y’all!” – me, Allison Borthwick, an Indianapolis, Ind., native who has obviously been in Texas for only two weeks. How did not-so-little ol’ me wind up in Central Texas for the summer? Allow me to pull a quote from one of my favorite books. “I have been…

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Austin’s First Homeless Village

Austin, Texas has always been a city known for hip and innovative projects. Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a social justice ministry, is working on developing the Community First! Village. This project is a 27 acre master-planned community for Austin’s chronically homeless and disabled. The village will provide affordable housing along…

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Spinning hope, helping Rwandan Genocide victims

Two decades after the Rwandan Genocide, many still suffer from poverty, but San Marcos, Texas-based True Vineyard Ministries seeks to provide support through community development and aid to Rwandan widows. Beginning in 2002, Diana Wiley had a vision to help the poorest in Africa after hearing about the poverty in…

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